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Preparatory practices for establishing mindfulness

Part of a series of teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.

  • Importance of mindfulness in maintaining ethical conduct and in developing concentration and wisdom
  • Illustration of using introspective awareness to be aware of what, why and how we are doing during our daily activities
  • Ways that mindfulness can maintain virtuous states and avoid non-virtuous states of mind

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 03: Preparatory practices for mindfulness (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.